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AlgoSec

March 14, 2011 09:00 ET

AlgoSec Enhances Automation of Firewall Management, Network Security and Operations With AlgoSec Suite 6.0

ActiveChange Automatically Implements Recommended Rule Changes on Firewalls

ROSWELL, GA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - AlgoSec, the market leader for Network Security Policy Management, today announced the release of the AlgoSec Security Management Suite 6.0, which enables the intelligent automation of network security policy management from analysis to change workflow. AlgoSec Suite 6.0 introduces ActiveChange, allowing companies to enhance security change workflows by automatically implementing recommended policy changes directly on network firewalls. In addition, AlgoSec Suite 6.0 provides security and compliance enhancements, including support for PCI DSS 2.0 and a configurable security rating for instant visibility into devices that present risk.

"As the leader and innovator in Firewall Policy Management, AlgoSec's goal is to automate more time-consuming and error-prone processes for our customers," said Yuval Baron, CEO and Co-Founder, AlgoSec. "The introduction of ActiveChange, the first and only technology for embedding automated implementation to the security change workflow not only creates operational efficiency, but also improves organizations' security posture by avoiding manual error."

AlgoSec Suite 6.0 integrates AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer, which automates firewall, router and VPN audit and analysis, with AlgoSec FireFlow, which automates the policy change workflow process, from submission and design to risk analysis, implementation, validation and audit.

New features in AlgoSec Suite 6.0 include:

  • ActiveChange -- Automatically and safely implement FireFlow recommended policy changes on network firewalls.
  • Rule Recertification -- Support rule deletion verification by discovering why rules were originally requested.
  • Security Rating -- Gauge the security posture for each device or group of devices based on industry benchmarks and best practices; trend security rating over time to determine if policies are becoming more or less secure.
  • PCI DSS 2.0 Support -- Complete support for PCI DSS 2.0, including identifying devices that are no longer supported by the vendor and violate PCI DSS requirement 6.
  • Object Change Workflow -- Define workflows for adding, modifying and deleting firewall objects, including impact analysis, approval, implementation recommendation and audit.
  • VisualFlow -- Enhanced graphical workflow editor quickly and easily defines new workflows and modifies existing processes.

AlgoSec Suite 6.0 automates labor-intensive tasks traditionally associated with firewall operations, change management, auditing and compliance and risk analysis, delivering end-to-end visibility into network security policy management and ensuring devices are properly configured.

"Tools that support automation of the process of maintaining the rule base have matured to deliver important productivity benefits to the network security operations team, while reducing risk and unavailable services related to changes, and providing important documentation to support PCI and other compliance audits," said Phil Schacter, managing vice president at Gartner, Inc. "A network-aware firewall rule assessment tool is a good way to ensure that a thorough analysis is conducted, and the impact of any required rule changes are well understood before they are implemented."

AlgoSec Suite 6.0 is available immediately. For more information please visit www.AlgoSec.com

About AlgoSec
AlgoSec is the market leader in network security policy management. AlgoSec enables security and operations teams to intelligently automate the policy management of firewalls, routers, VPNs and related devices, improving overall security while reducing costs. More than 700 of the world's leading enterprises, MSSPs, auditors and consultancies rely on AlgoSec's Deep Policy Inspection™ technology for unmatched automation of firewall operations, auditing and compliance, risk analysis and the security change lifecycle. To ensure the success of every single customer, AlgoSec offers the industry's only money-back guarantee.

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